Thursday, February 04, 2010

The Attention Span of a Gnat

  If you've gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if His love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care2 then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends. 3 Don't push your way to the front; don't sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead. 4 Don't be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.
Phil 2:1-4 (MSG)

Was just reading Sean Groves' blog (singer, songwriter and Compassion.org advocate) and checking Facebook just now and what I suspected and what Bunny BTW predicted recently has happened.

We're over Haiti.

Oh there are still incalculable needs there, but the US - we're over it.

RT @eloranicole: just scanned @CNN, @ABC & #FoxNews websites - NO COVERAGE ON HAITI! They have totally moved on.
I love this country. We are the most generous country on earth. But when it comes to events like Haiti, we have the attention span of a gnat. Great outpouring of care and money immediately once it happens, but less than a month later, our news organizations have decided that we're tired of hearing about it. Well, the same organizations that were working in Haiti before the earthquake happened are working there now and will be for years and years to come.

But for many, the focus has shifted back to their normal self-centered life. That shouldn't be. Hopefully we'll be able to send teams down there once the focus shifts to rebuilding. Right now, we're working with the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief team to put together "Buckets of Hope for Haiti." These are 5 gallon plastic buckets filled with staples that will feed a Haitian family for a week. Click on the link and you can get more information. If you're reading this and want to help regardless of whether you are a part of New Hope or not, we'll collect the materials here through February. The associational office will then get them to South Florida and from there the convention will ship them to Haiti. Our kids got started on them last night and the adults will get the scoop Sunday.

Don't let the news media tell you when to care - open your heart to where God is at work.

2 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:30 PM

    will your blog or sermons be different/

    ReplyDelete